High Blood Pressure and Chronic Kidney Disease - Kidney Health Tips

Episode 106:High Blood Pressure and Chronic Kidney Disease - Kidney Health Tips. Nephrologist Dr. Butt discusses what is high blood pressure, how high blood pressure is measured, what those measurements mean, why high blood pressure is bad for you & your kidneys, and how to manage high blood pressure for people with chronic kidney disease (CKD). If you have CKD, high blood pressure makes it more likely that your kidney disease will get worse and you will have heart problems. Following your health care team's treatment plan and keeping your blood pressure controlled can help keep your kidney disease from getting worse and prevent heart disease.

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Dr. Qasim Butt is a highly skilled and well-rounded physician that serves the San Antonio area. He not only practices clinical nephrology but is also a certified interventional nephrologist able to handle all issues related to dialysis access (fistulas, graft, catheters, etc.). He is board certified by the ABIM in both internal medicine and nephrology. He is also a skilled interventional nephrologist and is certified by the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology.